All employers are obliged under Health and Safety Legislation to ensure, where possible, that their employees do not suffer any injury at work. There is a significant amount of legislation creating obligations on employers so as to prevent accidents occurring and, indeed, re-occurring.
While the number of work related accidents has come down over the years, there are still approximately 1,000 workplace injury claims made for such accidents annually. Clearly, some areas of work carry with them a greater risk of injury but with the greater risk comes a greater obligation on an employer to ensure, where possible, the safety and welfare of employees.
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People are often, understandably, apprehensive about making work accident claims due to a fear of losing their job or because they might upset an existing working relationship with their employer. Employees are protected in this regard and they cannot be dismissed or treated differently in circumstances where they bring a lawful claim.
It is often the case that as a result of injuries sustained in work an employee is unable to work for a period of time. While some employers will ensure that the employee receives full pay while absent, others will not or cannot do so. An employee is entitled to recover any loss of earnings as well as any other out-of-pocket expenses as part of a claim for personal injuries.
It is worthwhile remembering that any accident at work compensation paid in respect of your claim will, in the vast majority of cases, be paid out by your employer's insurance company and not the employer directly.
Hussey Fraser Solicitors is a highly experienced firm when it comes to workplace injury claims. Our team of workplace accident solicitors have many years of experience in the field and have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with a highly professional service. If you want to speak to a solicitor or require more information regarding workplace accident claims, you can call us on 1890 810 839 or get in touch via our contact form.
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